Sims4 dines out on latest content release
Today sees the console release in the latest in EA’s long running “Sims” franchise – “The Sims4 – Dine Out”. A new content pack for the newest of the Sims games.
Beginning in 1989 with SimCity (published by Maxis, now a subdivision of EA) the Sims franchise has an illustrious history boasting 14 SimCity titles, and numerous spin-offs such as SimFarm, SimCopter, Streets of SimCity and most famously The Sims.
Described as a strategic life simulation game, The Sims sees players take control of a simulation of the everyday life and activities of one or more virtual people (the eponymous Sims). The latest edition The Sims4 was first released in September 2014 and has enjoyed a slew of additional content over the last few years. Today’s release sees the player’s Sims gaining the ability to participate in the high stakes world of the food industry, owning and running their own restaurants, creating avant garde haute cuisine or slinging burgers.
The Sims games became one of EA’s 4 main franchise labels in 2007 and since the release of the first “The Sims” game in 2000 has made profits of over 2.5billion dollars and sold over 200million copies over the different instalments and different platforms making it the best selling PC game franchise ever. It is sold in over 60 countries and translated into more than 20 languages. In 2016 it was inducted into the World Video Game Hall of Fame with Jon-Paul Dyson director of The Strong’s International Centre for the History of Electronic Games saying “The game has had universal appeal, with female players outnumbering males, and adults as passionate about the game as children. By turning the computer into a toy to explore the complexity of the human experience, The Sims radically expanded the notion of what a game could be.”
The Sims4 is currently at number 6 on the UK console games chart (Ukie/GFK chart-track) signalling its persistent appeal with it’s highest position since it’s release in November 17 release on that platform.
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